My work seeks to advance the understanding of the mechanisms underlying the relationship/health link, especially earlier on in the lifespan. In the main, my studies have investigated attachment style in relation to objective, physiological markers of well-being.
I am an Associate of the Psychophysiology and Stress Research Group, University of Westminster and the Centre for Abuse and Trauma Studies, Middlesex University. For the latter group, I also work as a consultant and accredited trainer for the Attachment Style Interview.
Bifulco, Antonia and Jacobs, Catherine and Ilan-Clarke, Yael and Spence, Ruth and Oskis, Andrea (2016) Adolescent attachment style in residential care: the attachment style interview and vulnerable attachment style questionnaire. British Journal of Social Work . ISSN 0045-3102
Oskis, Andrea and Clow, Angela and Thorn, Lisa and Loveday, Catherine and Hucklebridge, Frank (2012) Differences between diurnal patterns of salivary cortisol and dehydroepiandrosterone in healthy female adolescents. Stress, 15 (1). pp. 110-114. ISSN 1025-3890
Oskis, Andrea and Clow, Angela and Loveday, Catherine and Hucklebridge, Frank and Sbarra, David A. (2015) Biological stress regulation in female adolescents: a key role for confiding. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 44 (5). pp. 1066-1077. ISSN 0047-2891
Smyth, Nina and Thorn, Lisa and Oskis, Andrea and Hucklebridge, Frank and Evans, Phil and Clow, Angela (2015) Anxious attachment style predicts an enhanced cortisol response to group psychosocial stress. Stress, 18 (2). pp. 143-148. ISSN 1025-3890
Oskis, Andrea and Clow, Angela and Hucklebridge, Frank and Bifulco, Antonia and Jacobs, Catherine and Loveday, Catherine (2013) Understanding alexithymia in female adolescents: the role of attachment style. Personality and Individual Differences, 54 (1). pp. 97-102. ISSN 0191-8869